A major UK research study into the long-term health impacts of COVID-19 on hospitalised patients has been launched today (Sunday 5 July).
Obese people among black and minority ethnic communities (BME) are at around two times higher the risk of contracting COVID-19 than white Europeans, a study conducted by a team of Leicester researchers has found.Read More
A web-based rehabilitation programme developed by a team of experts in Leicester has granted free access to other health organisations for up to four months to help support patients during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Leicester COVID-19 research team were championed at the daily government COVID-19 press conference on Tuesday 16 June as being the top recruiter to the national RECOVERY trial. Earlier in the day, the RECOVERY team at the University of Oxford announced the major breakthrough that using the common steroid, dexamethasone, is an effective way to treat patients with severe coronavirus.Read More
A nationwide study led by Leicester academics has shown that a less invasive procedure to treat a common heart problem is just as effective as open-heart surgery.Read More
A study developed by the University of Leicester and funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Leicester Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) is calling for volunteers to help it understand why some people develop more severe COVID-19 than others – particularly those from black and minority ethnic communities.